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Item Details

Lot #240
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$7,000.00
High Estimate$10,000.00
Last UpdatedJune 7, 2019

Description

SCRIMSHAW WATCH TOWER Mid-19th Century
Shaped wooden base with whalebone trim supports a central panbone panel flanked by scrimshaw whale's teeth, one depicting a shipwrecked sailor kneeling in prayer and the other a full-rigged ship in stormy seas. Central panbone panel with carved steeple-like top, a round aperture to accommodate a watch and shell and wood inlay. Additional whalebone segments, some with shell inlay, are mounted atop the base, which is raised on five fluted whale ivory feet. Overall height 8. Width 9". Depth 4.5".
Provenance:
John Rinaldi, Kennebunkport, Maine, June 1998.
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Condition

One foot missing, otherwise no significant wear or damage noted.

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